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#1 eranjan

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:59 AM

Colonial Motors (Ceylon) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of COLO is appointed as importer and distributor for Mazda vehicles in Sri Lanka and Maldives according to a stock exchangge filing. Note, the word exclusive has not been used.

Will we have two agents or are CA*MAR* no longer the agents.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:11 AM

One or two agents, i just hope they do justice to the brand. So far performance of the present agent has been appalling to say the least!

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:47 AM

If so, situation is very fair for the vehicle owners and future customers. Guess two other brands badly need the local dealership change.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:51 AM

Let's hope same goes for Peugeot too.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:46 PM

Oh thank god. Maybe the new agent might hire some mechanics with an IQ that's slightly better than that of a goldfish.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:51 PM

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Sri Lanka's Colonial Motors bags Mazda agency

June 16, 2012 (LBO) - Sri Lanka's listed Colonial Motors Plc, said it had bagged the agency for Japan's Mazda Motor Corporation.


The firm said a deal appointing it as the importer and distributor of Mazda vehicles for Sri Lanka and the Maldives was signed on June 11.
Sri Lanka recently hiked taxes on motor vehicles after the island's currency peg came under pressure from a spike in credit taken to manipulate energy prices.

http://www.lankabusi...?nid=1471536909

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:26 PM

Colonial Motors - present agents of KIA right?
we've been hearing quite a few negative comments. Wonder how things will change for Mazda.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:38 PM

Colonial Motors - present agents of KIA right?
we've been hearing quite a few negative comments. Wonder how things will change for Mazda.


Kia is Kia Lanka i think..... I think it used to be the LR agent

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:02 PM

The firm said a deal appointing it as the importer and distributor of Mazda vehicles for Sri Lanka and the Maldives was signed on June 11.
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As the word sole importer or distributor is not used,

I think that C*rm*rt will be able to Mazdas too.
After all does anyone who use VWs go there as long as Senok and the guy near that cement plant are around :D

Fianly can recomend a Mazda to somebody.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:31 PM

Car-Mar* showed very poor show. May be due to very old day management thinking.

KIA and Mazda have a relationship which runs from 1960s. (Mazda played a role in design very first
KIAs).

We cannot comment on new agent, Will see (Another Carmar* ?)

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:47 PM

KIA and Mazda have a relationship which runs from 1960s. (Mazda played a role in design very first
KIAs).


you make it sound like they had an affair and gave birth to some illegitimate children.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:00 AM

There’s a saying “The known devil is better than the unknown angel”

I just hope that the new agent will do some just to a very good brand. Good luck Colonial motors – Will back you guys up, just make sure you do justice to the band and the profits will follow .

PS . Like of the members have stated, get some good mechanics.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:02 AM

Only thing wrong at carmart mazda is not there mechanics its the foreman in charge .When you know too much you do stupid things like replacing an ecu for a fault in the wiring harness,thats the type of experienced people you get .
As far as peugeot goes there are fair amount of people who repair them or try to modify the system ,but in the end when the car is screwed it ends up in carmart .Mazda deserves a better agent.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:18 PM

Colonials win Mazda agency

June 16, 2012, 4:35 pm


Colonial Motors PLC has won the Mazda agency for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, the company said in a stock exchange filing on Friday.


This agency was previously held by Car Mart.


The filing said that Colonial Motors PLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Colonial Motors (Ceylon) Ltd. has by an agreement signed on June 11 has been made an importer and distributor of the Mazda Motor Corporation and NBK Corporation of Japan.


Colonials hold the Korean Kia and Italian Fiat agencies and deals in Land Rover spares.


http://www.island.lk...ode_title=54580



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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:36 PM

Colonials hold the Korean Kia and Italian Fiat agencies and deals in Land Rover spares.


http://www.island.lk...ode_title=54580




The idiot journalist must've driven past Colonial and seen the Kia showroom next door and imagined they are the same company :speechless-smiley-004:

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:37 PM

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The idiot journalist must've driven past Colonial and seen the Kia showroom next door and imagined they are the same company :speechless-smiley-004:


Kia Motors is a wholly owned subsidiary of Colonial. :)
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:09 PM

Kia Motors is a wholly owned subsidiary of Colonial. :)


wholly colonial subsidiaries, Batman.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:30 PM

Hope they put up a decent workshop with some mechanics who knows his Mazda. Judging by the number of cars I see on the street, it will not be in vain for them to do the investment.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:12 PM

Remember the old sri lankan saying "inguru deela miris gattha wagey"?
I have a gut feeling that taking the dealership from Carmart and giving it to Colonial Motors might be a good example for the above saying :)

Edited by Crosswind, 18 June 2012 - 11:09 AM.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:09 AM

Members,
Today Lankadeepa news paper page 12 Carmart had advertised to say they still are the agents for Mazda vehicles and carry all spares this is a bogus story to say they had lost the Mazda agency.

Sylvi Wijesinghe.

Edited by Sylvi, 20 June 2012 - 08:10 AM.